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MacLac Building D Interior / Marcy Wong

MacLac Building D - Rebirth of An Historic Paint Factory

Firm LocationBerkeley, United States
Project locationSan Francisco, USA
CompanyMarcy Wong Donn Logan Architects & PLAD (Peter Logan Architecture and Design)
Lead ArchitectKent Royle & Peter Logan
Design TeamARCHITECT: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects & PLAD (Peter Logan Architecture and Design) | CLIENT: Comstock Realty Partners | CONTRACTOR: RHC Construction | LIGHTING DESIGNER: Architecture & Light | STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Inc.
ClientComstock Realty Partners

"MacLac" which combines the previous owner’s name and the word “lacquer”, is an adaptive reuse of a historic brick structure that had been occupied by a paint and lacquer factory since the mid-20th Century. This edifice was known as “Building D”. The adaptive reuse design Introduces abundant daylight through ridge skylights; provides architectural lighting to highlight historic brick walls and new perforated metal stairs; seismically upgrades steel trusses of the original building; integrates crucial earthquake resistance elements, and adds a structural diaphragm creating usable area.